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Jan 17, 2010 2:30am EST
120 or 130,000 net new jobs every month in the united states just to hold the unemployment rate where it is. and we've lost, perhaps, 8 million in the decade. so to claw back and actually have a total employment growth with rising labor income, in my view, i'm not as optimistic as michelle. >> a lot of people do feel if we start to see some job growth and if indeed the numbers match what your expectations are that the fed might move on interest rates. do you agree? >> i think that that is going to be willing to tolerate faster growth, if as long as the inflation situation remains under control. you know, as david said, even with our optimistic employment numbers it's going take -- it's going to take years to get the unemployment back toward the level it was at before we went into this recession and as long as the unemployment rate is slack in the economy, the fed doesn't think inflation will be a problem. so they're going to stand, i think they'll stand pat, but i think they may be surprised and inflation will never be as tame as they expect and as the economy improves we'll see
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Jan 5, 2010 6:30pm EST
to strike, not only american targets in yemen, but the united states, itself. >> the president made it clear where the fault lies for the failed attack on christmas day. >> this was not a failure to collect intelligence. it was a failure to integrate and understand the intelligence that we already had. >> reporter: today's meeting comes as the administration finds itself on the defensive about how it initially handled the incident. >> sadly, the president is judged more on his public relations than on his governing. >> reporter: the challenge for the administration is clear -- >> terrorists only have to be lucky or successful once. we have to be successful every single time. that is an incredibly high standard, but one we should aspire to. >> reporter: and the president indicated just that. >> the margin for error is slim. the consequences of failure can be catastrophic. >> reporter: brian, the president also confirmed publically that the united states would no longer release any guantanamo bay detainees of yemeni descent back to their home country. guantanamo bay may not shut down
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Jan 13, 2010 6:30pm EST
hear you before long. >> we'll go back to you throughout the broadcast, brian. it is the united states tonight taking the lead getting help to haiti. nbc chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell with that part of the story from washington. andrea, good evening. >> reporter: good evening. the u.s. relief effort is so critical to haiti's survival, secretary of state hillary clinton in hawaii tonight canceled the rest of her trip to australia and new zealand and is returning home to help oversee the response. the situation is so dire, only the u.s. military and aid agencies are up to the challenge. the president ordered a massive relief effort. >> with just a few hundred miles of ocean between us, and a long history that binds us together, haitians are our neighbors in the americas and here at home. we have to be there for them in their hour of need. >> reporter: search and rescue teams from virginia and california packed and took off as soon as haiti's runway reopened. cargo planes rushed in with military teams to assess the damage. "uss vincent" is to arrive tomorrow. an army brigade
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Jan 14, 2010 6:30pm EST
really no visible government here in charge. the united states has really taken de facto control of the air strip. here is what is happening as we go on the air tonight. the international red cross made news today, grim news with their latest estimates that the death toll before it's over will number between 45,000 and 50,000. the urgent needs right now, food, water and fuel. as everyone here has said, as the president himself said today, aid to haiti is a top priority for everyone in the free world. again, another desperate day here in haiti, a race against time that continues around the clock. this city has been crushed. from the air it looks like the life has gone out of it, and from the ground, it almost has. the bodies are everywhere, frozen under the concrete. some painful last moments, terrified people grasping each other for comfort. there are so many of the dead, the morgue is full. today, haiti's president estimated he has buried 7,000 citizens so far in a common grave. >> we need some help to carry them dead bodies and try to bury them. >> dazed and numb, the living seem almo
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Jan 19, 2010 9:00am EST
! this is a living nightmare and we need government intervention. the united states of america needs to get to the hotel montana and get our children now! >> reporter: the university group of 14 had come to distribute food to poor haitian people the day before the disaster. the missing students were in their rooms when it happened, the teachers in the gym. the eight who survived, most of whom were by the hotel's pool, have spoken about wanting to come back here for their teammates. >> after we hugged our parents and loved ones and felt safe, we were all like ready to go back, because we're missing two professors and four other students. >> reporter: the family of courtney hayes from georgia has traveled to the dominican republic looking for information and for their child in hospitals. the parents of britney gangel, who were originally told she had been found alive, only to then hear the heartbreaking truth, can only wait and know that rescuers here are trying to help answer their prayers. >> we need a miracle now. >> reporter: with more than 100 people thought to still be inside, this
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Jan 13, 2010 5:30am EST
for an aggressive efforts to help them deal with it. >> the united states is offering powerful assistance to haiti and others in the region. we will provide civilian and military disaster relief and humanitarian assistance. >> emergency response teams have been called up from virginia and california. >> there is specialized equipment. some of it is helping to search for victims trapped underneath concrete. >> at least a couple of americans are believed to be trapped in the rubble. a series -- serious loss of life is expected to there. >> we have been working so hard trying to get over the devastation of the last four hurricanes that took place within weeks of each other in 2008. >> the american red cross has pledged $200,000 in assistance and is sending in teams to haiti to help victims get food, water, and shelter. wbal-tv. >> stress affects all americans. a steady to tell you about. >> -- study to tell you about. >> and a girl receives three doses of the swine flu vaccine. it doesn't pose a threat? we will tell you when we come back -- does it pose a it's not fun. my dry skin
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Jan 18, 2010 11:00pm EST
and support are pouring in to haiti from the united states. a local doctor born in haiti is heading back to help perform surgery's. our reporter spoke with them tonight. she joins us live in the studio with the story. >> the doctor is an anesthesiologist at the medical center at st. joseph's. with the support of his association and using his own vacation time, he is making the trek back to help his homeland. this doctor was born in haiti but moved to the united states with his family a year later. he has other family members living there. when he heard the news of the earthquake, he tried to contact them immediately. >> we were finally able to hear from them, and they are all safe. it affects me a little bit more than that. >> he got together with a friend, and they put together a team of medical professionals who are taking their own vacation time to travel to haiti to help. packed up boxes of medical supplies to take with them. >> we want to bring our operating room to haiti. almost a week after the event, most of the crus injuries and the orthopedic trauma that has existed, we ma
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Jan 3, 2010 2:30am EST
is software. this is where the united states leads the world. i'm talking about it in very broadly speaking, not just application. we're talking about software in terms of boeing, aircraft, goods such as dishwashers and appliances and in terms of entertainment. look at silicon valley. twitter, linked in, yep, zinga. that's where the innovation is going to continue. that's where we lead the world. it's a positive for the united states. >> david, success stories in 2010 and beyond? >> i agree with andy. that would be on my list. two more. one is going to be mobile. the number of devices and the amount of power you have in the mobile device has grown extraordinarily in the last decade. it's going to keep growing. the second one is green. someone's going to find a way to make greener energy, electric cars or something. the global warming problem isn't going away. the anxiety about being dependent on oil from abroad is not going away. think with some support from the government, but largely because they perceive demand, we're going to see breakthroughs there. >> 4 billion cell phones in
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Jan 23, 2010 1:00pm EST
thousands of people in the united states die from choking. but as courtney reports, with a little bit of knowledge, you might be able to save a life. >> doctors, paramedics, lifeguards - they're all trained to save lives. but they're not always going to be around when you need them. that's why it's important to learn life-saving techniques that you can use at home, school or just hanging out with friends. >> alex, do you know what to do if someone is choking? >> well, i know you're supposed to use the heimlich maneuver but i don't know how to do it. >> me neither. so we went to find an expert to show us how to do it, and guess what? we found the expert -- dr. heimlich, himself. the man who invented the heimlich maneuver. he's going to show us the correct way to do it. hi, dr. heimlich. >> hi, courtney. >> so, what do we do first? >> stand up. this is one way to do it, standing up. it's the most common way, okay? what you're going to do is you're going to put you're your arms around, you're going to feel for the bottom of the ribcage with your hand here. so you're always below that
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Jan 24, 2010 10:00am EST
angry at him? >> he's the president of the united states. ultimately he accepts responsibility and he knows that he has to move our country in a new direction. he said from the beginning it's going to be tough and challenging and he isn't shying away from that challenge. he said he's going to continue to fight. that's what he's going to do. every single morning he wakes up recommitted to fighting on behalf of our country. every night before he goes to bed he reads letter from 10 people around the country, sometimes children, asking for help. the people in america love this country. they are willing to work hard. >> do they have reason to be frustrated at him? >> they have a reason with everybody because we have not delivered yet. we're in washington and we have to change the culture here. that's not something that's easy. it's not something that's going to happen overnight but certainly they have every reason to be frustrated. there is also a "washington post" poll that said look, if you show people what is in health care, they are supportive of it. and part of the problem is that the
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Jan 4, 2010 4:30am EST
-picked nations will be facing stepped up security measures when flying into the united states. with global threats rapidly emerging, the list targets old foes from libya, iran, pakistan and iraq. nbc's brian mooar reports. >> reporter: passengers flying into the united states from other countries will face tougher random screenings, including full body scans. travelers from seven high-risk countries, including nigeria and yemen, will be getting full body patdowns and hands-on luggage inspections. it's the latest fall out from northwest flight 253, a plot allegedly hatched by al qaeda. >> part of something larger from al qaeda. >> reporter: on the sunday talk shows, white house counterterrrorism adviser, john brennan committed the nation's intelligence agencies had but failed to connect a series of dots. still, he insists the system wasn't broken. >> there was no smoking gun. we might have had a partial name but there was nothing that brought it altogether. >> reporter: that echo tom contain, who argues the obama administration has been distracted by heating care and other challenges
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Jan 12, 2010 6:30pm EST
a local tsunami warning in effect. here in the united states, president obama released a statement saying, "my thoughts and prayers go out to those affected by this earthquake. we are closely monitoring the situation and stand ready to assist the people of haiti." a very difficult situation, brian. >> indeed. ron allen getting us started in our new york newsroom, thanks. >>> tomorrow marks the first public meeting of what's called the financial crisis inquiry commission. a panel set up by congress a lot like the 9/11 commission was to get to the bottom of last year's financial meltdown. the ceos of the biggest banks will be there just as they are about to reward their employees with what could be some record-breaking bonuses. cnbc's david faber here in washington to cover everything that happens tomorrow is here with us tonight. i heard somebody say today for the banking industry, this is like the start of the old watergate hearings, correct or hyperbole? >> perhaps a bit of hyperbole, but no doubt tomorrow when you have lloyd bank, john mack, jamie dimon and the new ceo of bank am
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Jan 14, 2010 4:30am EST
tonight on "nbc nightly news" right here on this nbc station. >>> and with the united states launching a major relief operation, secretary of state hillary clinton is cutting short her pacific trip to help spearhead the american aid effort. secretary clinton had been scheduled for travel to new guin guinea, australia and new zee land. instead, clinton will be heading back to washington where she will lead the state department's relief efforts. >>> and later on the "today" show, meredith vieira speaks with secretary clinton about the qaa fast any in haiti and what steps the u.s. will be taking with relief efforts. that's this morning on "today" right here on your nbc station. >>> and as the united states brings aid to haiti, the question of health care here at home continues to dominate on capitol hill. following a meeting yesterday, president obama and democratic leaders say they've moved forward on an overhaul but have yet to settle on a final deal. meanwhile, a group of 15 attorneys general are now threaten to go sue over a controversial subsidy that would reportedly bring $100 billion
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Jan 27, 2010 9:00pm EST
united states. [ cheers and applause ] >> the president and behind him trailing the leadership. majority leader reid in the senate. andrea, the pressure of things like health care -- of course, health care is controversial because the white house said, here you go, you can start this process, work it out. the burden comes back down to the capitol. >> it does and speaker pelosi today floated one avenue, a big stretch, but taking individual components, passing them in the senate first and then in the house by 51 votes. those that are fiscal measures can be done with the budget process they call reconciliation. they can't do any of the nontax orifice call measur-- or the fi measures that way. the white house wants to de-emphasize this year. it will be about jobs, jobs, jobs. jobs in the economy. there you see the first lady. all of the members who have positioned -- there's elliot engel from new york. >> state of new york. >> he told savannah guthrie and chuck todd this morning on msnbc at 8:00 this morning he put down the tape and marked that spot. sheila jackson lee behind him. they want
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Jan 31, 2010 9:00am EST
unless the u.s. military resumes air lift to the united states. >> it's very difficult to discharge these people on the street with no food, no house. and it's challenging. >> many pharmacies in porta prince were destroyed in the quake. residents now turning to a black market for badly needed medical supplies, which is why these maryland doctors and nurses are bringing 8,000 pounds of equipment, medications and supplies to the capital city. once they're on the ground, they'll work round the clock shifts performing up to 200 surgeries a week, laying the groundwork for a long-term emergency medical response. >> it's something that this hospital is going to be doing for a while with the people in haiti for six months to get them started so they can take care of their patients on their own. >> by bringing what maryland does best, which is compassion and healing, to other people in this world. >> and the shock trauma team will be replace bade new team prom baltimore in a few weeks. >> it's 18 degrees. some maryland home owners are getting a break on their mortgages. >> plus, joining us in the
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Jan 27, 2010 5:30am EST
agenda but an attempt to better explain and defend it. >> the president of the united states. >> in his first address tonight, he takes on the first issue, the economy. >> how to get it back on a firmer foundation. what do we do to put our government back on. >> the middle class is expected to be a dominant theme. he is rolling out new initiatives this week. >> somehow over the past year, independencts have turned againt the president. there is a perception that he may be on this side of wall street and main street. >> i will not stop fighting for you. >> his message tonight, substance not rhetoric says his former speech writer. >> speeches are not going to fix anything. what is going to fix things is a change in policy. >> aides say the president will touch on health care even though it remained in limbo. he will discuss their efforts to combat terrorism. in washington, wbal-tv. >> you can watch his state of the union speech tonight tv 11. >> should marijuana use be legalized in maryland? legislators will tackle that shortly. patients would need a prescription and are required to be re
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Jan 17, 2010 10:00am EST
magnitude away from the united states to create this kind of bipartisanship? >> well, i think that with something like this happens inside the united states we act in the same way. i think that it reminds us of our common humanity, of the needs that go beyond fleeting disagreements, whatever our policy disputes are, don't seem to matter much when people are dying. and hungry and sick. i think it's just a natural human response. just as people's disagreements are natural human response and in normal times can be healthy. it wouldn't be healthy for america if, in normal times, we had no political debates. and it would be perverse if in a time like this we let lesser matters keep us from joining hands. >> president bush, you're back. >> indeed. it's a little nostalgic. i'm glad i've come back for this purpose. i must confess i really -- i miss you as a person but i don't miss the spotlight. >> i think i'll take that as a compliment. good luck to you both. thank you. >> thank you so much. >> and up next, we'll talk politics and assess the first full year of the obama presidency, our po
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Jan 23, 2010 11:00pm EST
, but a totally different picture tomorrow. >> vice president joe biden announced the united states will appeal a court decision dismissing manslaughter charges against five black water security guards. they are accused of the 2000 shooting that killed 14 iraqi civilians. the vice president spoke after a meeting with the president in baghdad. >> the u.s. is determined to hold accountable anyone who commits crimes against the iraqi people. while we fully respect the independence and integrity of the u.s. judicial system, we are disappointed by the judge's decision to dismiss the indictment. >> the u.s. has resisted iraqi demands that the contractors face trial in iraqi courts. >> conan bids farewell to "tonight show " viewers. we will have a look back at the show. >> one of those pacific storms is on the way. we will i calculate my own payroll. it works... pretty well. right, guys? announcer: there's an easier way. do your payroll with intuit online payroll. just enter employee hours. it calculates all the taxes and creates paychecks. get a 30-day free trial at intuit.com. hos15% or more
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Jan 1, 2010 6:00pm EST
were 3500 flights airborne over the united states at the time and who can guarantee that there was not another even about to happen on one of those flights. >> the u.s. is now trying to convince european nations to use more full body scanners. britain's prime minister has called for an international summit on to ever in late january to talk about preventing future terrorist attacks. >> the senate intelligence committee will be conducting its own investigation to find out why there was so much miscommunication. of those hearings begin on january 21. >> if you have never participated, you might think those poor bear jumpers are nats. but why would they do it twice? >> losing weight in getting in shape tops the list when it comes to new year's resolutions. coming up, we will show you people that are getting >> to win, you have to love sports and have the world's largest bladder. he is one of four finalists in the annual ultimate cost to no contest. the battle to see who can watch the most consecutive hours sports. and they can only go to the bathroom every eight hours. if the contest
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Jan 3, 2010 6:00pm EST
flying into the united states from other countries will face tougher screenings, including full body scans. travelers from seven high risk countries, including nigeria and yemen, will be getting full body pat downs and inspections of luggage. it is the latest security measure after the plot allegedly hatched by al qaeda. on a sunday talk show, counter- terrorism adviser john brennan admitted the intelligence issue had failed to connect a series of dots. he says the system is not broken. >> there was no piece of intelligence but said this man is a terrorist. we might have had a partial name, but there was nothing that brought it together. >> that have haunting echoes for the 9-11 commission share, who argues the delegation has been distracted by health care and other distractions. a former cia chief michael hayden says it is important -- a time for ordinary americans to make tough choices. >> what is the balance the american people want between their privacy and the security? >> the u.s. and british embassies have been ordered closed and make new evidence of kited is planning a new at
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Jan 19, 2010 5:30am EST
another development saying that they would allow eligible children for adoption to come to the united states. >> providing medical aid in the nation are doctors from the baltimore region that are using their own time to help to heal the wounded. gen as their stories. >> good morning, and obgyn and her husband who is a dentist are part of a team there now. the medical center is leading with help. dr. max hobart was born in haiti and after learning that his relatives were safe he decided to give their right away. he and his friend that was an orthopedic surgeon are taking their own vacation time with eight other medical professionals that they range -- a range of. they packed up their own medical supplies. >> after the event, the trauma that exists, we may be dng amputations more than anything else. >> the plan to camp out and work long hours to help as many victims as they can. meanwhile, one team is already treating victims. carol ritter and her husband are doctors from baltimore county. she says she is dealing with hundreds of crush injuries. broken bones and burns. her husband says
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Jan 3, 2010 8:00am EST
. >> reporter: good morning. u.s. officials are announcing that the british and united states embassies are going to be closed in yemen due to an imminent threat from al qaeda. they say they are planning an atech in that country. this comes as the president said the country has become a new strong hold for an old enemy. president obama revealed for the first time what many had suspected since the attempted bombing on christmas day. al qaeda was behind it. >> it appears that he joined an affiliate of al qaeda and that this group, al qaeda in the arabian peninsula, trained him, equipped him with those explosives and directed him to attack that plane headed for america. >> reporter: the president says that the suspect, umar abdulmutallab received his training in yemen, a country wrecked by poverty and on ongoing civil war. now fertile ground for extremists driven from strong holds in afghanistan and elsewhere. >> it's really a safe haven for islamic terrorists and the yemeni government is almost powerless to stop them from operating. >> reporter: after getting initial reports earlier this week
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Jan 3, 2010 6:30pm EST
qaeda in yemen as the source of that christmas day airline bombing plot, today the united states unexpectedly closed its embassy there, citing specific threats against americans. security, counterterrorism, and what to do about the rising threat from inside yemen topped the president's agenda this week as he returns to washington from his hawaiian vacation. late today, however, the u.s. transportation security administration moved forward on its own with some big changes in how it secures international airline flights bound for the united states. there are a lot of moving parts to this story we want to get to. let's start with nbc's tom costello, who happens to have just arrived off a flight from europe. he joins us from our washington bureau with more on that breaking development from the tsa. tom? >> reporter: lester, good evening. the tsa is saying tonight that all international passengers traveling into the u.s. may well see enhanced random screenings, which will include pat-downs, explosive testing of luggage, and those enhanced body imaging scans before they board a flight. the tsa also
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Jan 15, 2010 6:30pm EST
states in so many households from a college in the united states to individuals. they want to find out details of loved ones who are here with no power, no communication structure. that story tonight from nbc's mark potter. >> reporter: aboard a private plane, the eight survivors from lynn university arrived in ft. lauderdale, four fellow students and two faculty members still unaccounted for. a rescue team hired by the school is searching the rubble at the montana hotel in port-au-prince, where the students and staff were staying when the earthquake struck. >> i just remember it shaking. it was like a bomb going off or something, and then the ground just dropped and i hit the floor and covered my head. >> reporter: fuelling hope for those awaiting news, christy woolly from colorado springs, just learned her husband dan had just been rescued from an elevator shaft at the hotel. >> i thought last night he probably died. i didn't think he could survive three days buried in rubble, but he can. here's his picture and he's coming home. >> reporter: but in too many cases, the news isn't
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Jan 2, 2010 1:30pm EST
units from inside state police. most folks are familiar with state troopers that patrol highways. but the state police is much larger than that. we have a large marine services bureau, aviation assets, canines, bomb technicians. we also have a watch operation center in the rock. and the job of the watch operation center is to actually dispatch, whether it's helicopters, whether it's boats, hether it's troopers, to do specific missions, responding to accidents, searching for a child who's lost in the woods, it's those types of missions that are going on all day long, actually 24 hours a day, seven days a week. >> director kelly agreed to give us an exclusive tour of the rock. >> kris, what we have here, where we're starting in the building, is really a public area of the building, outside of the secure operational side of the building. this is what we call our media room. >> this room is impressive. but it was really an honor, when director kelly invited teen kids news to come inside an area not usually open to the general media. we got a rare look behind the scenes. >> kris, we're goi
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Jan 18, 2010 7:00am EST
community in the united states. he had his iphone with him, he shot these pictures as she was taken out. that little girl's father was there, obviously thrilled. and of course, there's a lot of hope for more moments like this. but doctors say humans can survive without access to water for about five days. so we're at the edge of potentially finding more survivors. they're still looking, however, meredith. >> and they didn't think they'd find them up to this point. wonderful news, kerry, thank you so much. >>> now here's matt. >>> changing gears here, a bit, a special election is being held in massachusetts tomorrow, that to fill the u.s. senate seat vacated by the death of ted kennedy. it is a key race in both parties have pulled out the heavy-hitters and all stops in the final days of campaigning. nbc's kelly o'donnell is in boston with more. kelly, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, matt. it's one of the biggest surprises in politics. and democrats are feeling the misery of this wintry morning. they should have the overwhelming advantage. they have more registered voters here. b
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Jan 17, 2010 9:00am EST
delivering u.s. aid. >> the united states is a friend, a partner, and a supporter. >> but as the food, water, and medical supplies make their way to those who need them the most, it has become clear the massive relief effort still does not even come close to matching the need here. >> at the white house, three united states presidents promised help for haiti. president obama announced that presidents george bush and clinton agreed to help. >> bridging the partisan divide to help haiti, president obama enlisted his two predecessors for a massive fund raising effort. >> they send an unmistakeable message to the people of haiti and the world. in these difficult hours, america stands united. >> generous americans have already given millions. >> who cannot? >> in pass deana donors didn't even have to step out of their cars. in miami's little haiti, vice president biden assured haitian americans that help is coming despite a bottleneck caused by the widespread devastation. >> it's like putting a bolling ball through a straw. >> these students survived and escaped. but their might mare isn't over.
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Jan 28, 2010 7:00am EST
coming months, meredith. >> chuck todd, thank you. joe biden is the vice president of the united states. vice president biden, good morning. >> good morning, meredith. >> you heard the president last night. he made it clear he's been listening to the voters when he says that jobs must be our number one focus in 2010. he talked about generating jobs through things like tax cuts for businesses, investing in clean energy and rebuilding our infrastructure, among other things, but there are 15 million unemployed in america who were listening last night, many of them, i'm sure, wanting to know when they will find employment again. based on what he said last night, what do you say to them? >> well, i say they're going to start to see unemployment grow this spring -- >> you mean employment. >> employment grow, i'm sorry. you're going to see unemployment abate. i think in the spring you're going to see a net increase on a monthly basis of jobs instead of a net loss of jobs, which has occurred the last 20 months or so, and i think you're going to see that. it's going to give people hope. there's -- the
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Jan 31, 2010 2:30am EST
, unfortunately, in the united states because for the united states to participate they would need congressional approval. i'm actually quite optimistic that this may happen and if did it happen it would make a serious effort. >> it's a serious idea. >> 100 billion there, 100 billion here, these days we only talk in trillions. >> i know that you also talking about a billion dollars of your own money when you look at investing in clean technology. >> yes. >> green technology. >> yes. >> tell me where the opportunities are in that? >> we have time to focus on -- to be on the cutting-edge of technology, to move it forward, so taking carbon out of coal. that's a stumbling block that needs to be overcome. it's a technology that needs to be developed. we have a small investment there. and solar energy. >> how do you see things now in terms of the environment, globally speaking and in the u.s. right now? where are we in the cycle >> in a difficult spot because i think the collapse of the depression was prevented. the economy has begun to move forward, but it's only moving forward because
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Jan 10, 2010 12:00pm EST
from 9-11 that attacks on the united states destabilize us. they rock us more than they might have thought. and look, we're still recovering from the 9-11 attacks. and they want to get in and do it again. our great fear, the fear in the intelligence community is they'll come at us with weapons like a dirty bomb, weapons that raise the level of danger, just take it to a whole new level. that scares the heck out of people. >> i think there are two new sources that are going to be used against us now that people are concerned about. number one is that yemen has become a staging area. it's another place that we have to worry about. and i guess somalia is going to be the one after that. the second and really scary one is that the u.s. muslim community, for the first time, is producing potential jihadis. they're the five from the washington area who showed up in pakistan. there was hasan who was -- who did the shooting at fort hood. and up until now, we felt that we really -- that we didn't have a problem with our muslim community. but we may. chris: is that what the president was trying
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Jan 22, 2010 5:00am EST
injured. being flown to the united states, the critically injured. people are fighting to make it off the island. the streets are lined with people, some try to make any money they can. others are celebrating, despite the dramatic scenes of destruction and devastation that lay behind them. follow his trip on board the usns comfort and view previous reports and learn how to dominate our website, wbaltv.com. be sure to watch tonight at 8:00, a special tariff concert will be held for haiti, featuring george clooney and many stars. that's right here on wbal-tv. >> there's a new battle for the city that could cost taxpayers an additional $38 million. there's a possibility police and fire retirees were underpaid over three years. the city already faces a buildup of $165 million to keep both pensions adequately funded. although lawyers for the union suit for those additional funds? >> the city of baltimore is the sponsor of the plan. it is never a good idea to kill the goose. the city is on the hook. and the taxpayers are on the look for however this turns out. i am not convinced -- let me r
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Jan 21, 2010 4:30am EST
helping there, trying to get those cows. >> as it should be in the united states. welcoming to open arms. >> yes. >>> i'm lynn berry, and this is "early today," just your first stop of the day today on your nbc station. >> good morning, everyone. the weather is nice and quiet for now. that is going to change i think later on today and tonight but the morning commute should be no problem. temperatures upper 20's and low 30's. 26 at the airport. the forecast for today, increasing clouds. sunshine this morning. clouds move in this afternoon and by this evening rain, sleet and snow developing and high temperatures in the upper 20's and low 30's. now over to the news desk. >> the time now 4:57. 29 on tv hill. here is a look ahead to the news today. >> a late night fire claims the lives of four people. >> off the coast of the devastated nation details on the mission. >> plus additional crime cameras soon to be implemented in the city are praised. >> stand you're going to be leaving any time soon, looking good out there on the major roadways. rainbow, why so blue? hmmm, i'm losing energy this m
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Jan 27, 2010 11:00pm EST
i cried that whole day. >> stanley was one of a few children that was allowed to come to the united states from haiti. to have them home and safe with them is a dream come true. >> i cannot put into words how happy we are. >> today is a fun day. >> wbal tv 11 news. >> if you want to learn more about the orphanage, go to our web site wbaltv.com and click on news leaks. >> we started the week with spring type temperatures. 44 degrees at the airport. the normal low is 24. we have pulled out of the coldest part of the year. the normal numbers will start moving up a little bit. around freezing near the beltway. it is colder out west. we are getting close to freezing. the cloud cover will keep the temperatures from bottoming out. there may be some scattered light snow showers. there may be snow showers midday which will usher in cold air. 25-32 degrees tonight. variable clouds during the day. the winds will kick in. we will hit 42-47 midday. it will start turning colder tomorrow night. arctic air will come out. this storm is taking the southern route across the u.s. it will take this far
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Jan 25, 2010 6:30pm EST
children to the united states. an adoptive father himself with twins born here, now hopes to get 30 more out. >> if all children could stay in their home country and get the basic provisions of life, food, water and a place to sleep, then they probably should. but in haiti, that's not the case. >> reporter: a heart-wrenching dilemma after the earthquake, what is the correct response? so many records are lost under the rubble. but it could mean another 200 children or so heading to america. brian? >> ron allen in port-au-prince tonight, starting us off. perhaps you're among the millions who watched and donated during friday night's network all-star telethon for haiti. the broadcast raised $58 million and counting, that's a record for any single cause. people are sending a lot through a lot of different charities. but how to keep track of it all. that story tonight from lisa myers. >> why should we give more? >> reporter: the outpouring is unprecedented. $400 million raised at fund-raisers big and small, from the star-studded celebrity tell thon to this effort in south carolina, which
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Jan 18, 2010 6:30pm EST
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Jan 18, 2010 12:00pm EST
numbers of wounded continue to rise, humanitarian aid pours in from the united states. one organization lending a hand is catholic relief services here in baltimore. dam it this is as bad as it is. >> the president says the organization is working to get 12 release sites up in haiti to offer food, water, and other necessities. this is at least 80% of the haitian population is catholic, and now is the time when they need their fate -- faith more than ever. >> when everything is lost, we all turn to our faith as an anger, a guide, a source of support -- an anchor, a guide, a source of support. >> the archdiocese doing what they can design support. there will be taking a collection services this week. father ross says they are having a day of solidarity on thursday, urging the congregation to skip a meal or make a sacrifice and i tend special services to pray for the haitians. >> if they cannot join us here, to take some time thursday to pray. that is the kind of assistance that can arrive immediately in haiti. whoever we are, wherever we are, we are all brothers and sisters.
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Jan 5, 2010 7:00am EST
united states on monday at dover air force base, and there is confirmation now that the bomber accused in their deaths was a trusted informant, a jordanian doctor who had been working as a double agent, claiming to have information about a key deputy of osama bin laden. >>> the conviction of zacarias moussaoui, the only person to stand trial in the united states for the 9/11 attacks, was upheld on monday by a federal appeals court. the court rejected arguments that he was denied access to evidence and wasn't given the right to pick his own attorney. moussaoui is serving life in prison. >>> police say a dispute over social security benefits was the motive behind a deadly shooting at a federal building monday in las vegas. they say the 66-year-old gunman opened fire, killing one security guard and wounding a u.s. marshal before he was shot to death. a lawsuit filed by the gunman complaining about a cut in benefits was dismissed in federal court last year. >>> landslides and a ten-foot tsunami triggered by a earthquake hit the solomon islands on monday. on one island, hundreds of homes co
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Jan 23, 2010 7:00am EST
the united states congress should proceed with this nomination. >> reporter: yesterday with the president taking aim at wall street and bernanke's nomination in doubt, the dow fell more than 200 minutes on. lester, as for that health care reform effort it hardly even came up in the question to that town hall in ohio yesterday but the president says he is still going to fight to get it passed. prospects are looking dimmer by the day. >> the president prepares for his first state of the union address next week for analysis, we are joined by chris matthews, host of "hardball" on msnbc. >> good morning. >> no one will fault the president for concentrating on the economy. the style, town hall, campaign-type rhetoric, what do you read into this? >> he wants to be on the outside shooting in. not the inside taking the bullets. >> candidate obama. >> he wants to be the guy in the truck in massachusetts complain being the way things are and wanted to regain the spirit. i was thinking this morning when i got up, lee years ago, he began his campaign for president in springfield, illinois. t
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Jan 10, 2010 11:00am EST
enjoyed the camaraderie. meeting different people from all around the united states was the best thing. you know, i've made new friends. some live in wisconsin, to kansas and california. so now we're going to do the whole facebook thing and keep in contact with each other. >> it's a really good program for students because it does give you a chance to see what west point's all about if you're considering coming here. if you're interested, it's a great chance to get your feet on the ground and see if it's something that you are meant for. >> they spend a lot of time and work to make this a good experience for us, so i really enjoyed it, and it was a big challenge, but i had fun. >> i think this is really the right place for me. it's really where i want to go. it's just helped me make my decision about my college. >> my ultimate goal is to be an army officer, and just by basically knowing the history of west point and all those who've come through here and established a name for themselves in the military and around the world, i think it will be the best route, the best way to beco
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Jan 24, 2010 2:30am EST
united states? you've got these banking proposals. where do you think we go from here? >> you're not going to get any sustained upward trend over time in my personal view until the economy itself provides that lift. >> uh-huh. >> so what i'm really focusing right now is you're focusing on the market, what they call volatility. i think it's going to be volatility around a flat trend. what i'm focusing on is how we get that trend -- how and when we get that underlying trend to turn up so the market can be supported. >> so you have been a big believer in innovation. you've invested in innovation, whether it's google, nasdaq, td ameritrade, green technology. where is the innovation today from your standpoint? >> we are on the cusp of the largest technology trend in our lifetimes. and a burst of innovation, unlike anything you've ever seen. and now you've got wireless broadband mobility which is by far -- by far -- the biggest trend of our lifetime. >> research in motion is the face of that one? >> one of them. one of them. >> oh, apple. >> apple, the apps. nobody's captured it yet. faceb
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Jan 4, 2010 5:00pm EST
. >> it is time for the once in a decade count of every person living in the united states. >> something since this is boring and long. >> 10 questions in 10 minutes. if you do not respond, they have to go looking for you. bair launching a national road trip to convince people why it is so important. the council decides representation in the u.s. house and a lot more. >> almost $400 billion those out each year based on the population. >> there are new challenges like how to find people who lost their homes to foreclosure. illegal immigrants have to be counted. strong privacy laws will not make that easy. >> there is a lack of understanding about why they need to fill it out into gets the information. >> the census is an american snapshot that is 10 years in the making. the government wants you to send in the forms by april 1. >> it does not take very long to fill out. it is easy. college graduates who cannot find a job in the u.s. are heading to other countries. we will tell you about the jobs they're getting overseas. >> a court officer was killed. >> they are heading back to court beca
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Jan 8, 2010 5:30am EST
sending him to the united states. >> the president has now ordered a series of corrective measures to federal agencies, including stronger analysis of intelligence reports, new terror watch list guidelines, and enhanced screening technology and procedures for airports. >> taken together, these reforms will improve the ability to collect, share, integrate, analyze, and act on intelligence swiftly and effectively. in short, they will help our intelligence community do its job even better and protect american lives. >> the president again emphasized that he will hold people accountable, although the white house still won't say if anyone will lose their job over this. in washington, nikole killion, wbal-tv 11 news. >> jay leno, will he hold on to his rein as the first talk show host to land a primetime spot? maybe not. nbc has issueded a statement saying leno and the show are working with the network to improve, but a person speaking on condition of anonymity says the scenario which would move len toe 11:35, pushing the "tonight show" to 12:05, is being considered. the jay leno show has i
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Jan 1, 2010 11:00pm EST
, there were 3500 flights airborne over the united states at the time and who could guarantee there wasn't another event about to happen on one of those flights as well about? >> the u.s. is trying to convince european nations to use more full body scanners. in order to pick up suspected bombers. britain's prime minister gordon brown has called for an international summit on terror in late january. to talk about preventing future terrorist attacks. >> the president says he'll meet with agency heads on tuesday to review security problems and how intelligence can be better shared. jennifer johnson, nbc news, washington. >>> as we begin this new year, some new state laws take effect. the maryland health care commission is now required to have examiners approve physician rating systems, before insurance providers can use them. and also, residents who are covered under the maryland medical assistence program must also now get substance abuse benefits. and there's a new law that authorizes judges to review permit and licensing decisions made by the department of the environment and the bo
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Jan 17, 2010 5:00am EST
delivering u.s. aid. >> the united states is a friend, a partner, and a supporter. >> as food, water, and medical supplies make their way to those who need it most, it is clear that the supplies do not come close to matching the need here. jay gray, nbc news, port au prince haiti. >> at the house, three u.s. presidents promised help for haiti. george w. bush and bill clinton have agreed to throw their weight behind a massive fund-raising effort. >> bridging the divide, president obama issued two leaders. >> these people send an unmistakeable message to these people in these hours -- in these difficult times, americans remain united. >> in pasadena, donenars didn't have to step out of their cars. in miami's little haiti, vice president joe biden assured help is coming, despite a logical bottleneck caused by the widespread devastation. >> it is like putting a bowling ball through a straw. >> they survived their escape, but their nightmare isn't over. >> this isn't any sort of success story because we're missing two professors and four other students. >> we're here and they are not. what do
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Jan 18, 2010 5:30am EST
continues to pour in from the united states. one organization lending a hand is catholic relief services here in baltimore. >> this is as bad as it gets. >> the c.r.s. president says the organization is working to get 12 relief sites up in churches in haiti. he says at least 80% of the haitian population is catholic, and now is the time when they need their faith more than ever. >> when everything is lost, i think we all turn to our faith, whichever one it is. for kind of an anchor. a guide. a source of support. >> the archdiocese of baltimore is asking their churches to do what they can to send support to haiti. collections will be taken at services this week. father ross says they're having a day of solidarity on thursday. they're urging the congregation to skip a meal or make a sacrifice, and attend special services to pray for the haitians. >> if they can't join us here to take some time on thursday to pray. that's a kind of assistance that can arrive immediately in haiti. whoever we are, wherever we are, we are all brothers and sisters. >> several church leaders in haiti, including
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Jan 13, 2010 11:00pm EST
support of the united states. >> the u.s. has orders that would have deported 30,000 haitians. those orders have been suspended. >> this is a member of a charge of volunteering outside of port- au-prince. we sat down with the family. kerry cavanaugh has their story. >> she was nervous about her husband traveling to haiti because of political unrest. she never dreamed a national disaster -- a natural disaster would jeopardize his life. she is holding tight to more phone hoping her husband will respond to repeated text messages and let her know that he survived the earthquake in haiti. >> i would say we love you, and we are very proud. >> she last heard from scott on saturday when he left for a mission trip. >> they were getting ready to take off from haiti. he was telling me goodbye and he loved me. >> this shows the first trip to haiti last year. he returned this year to repair a church damage from a hurricane. the associate pastor knows how challenging the terrain there can be even under the best of circumstances. >> they take their own water with them. now, they would have to look
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Jan 20, 2010 7:00am EST
, however, here is that urban search-and-rescue teams, many from the united states, are still finding plenty of work to do. it keeps happening, survivors beating the odds. >> go 90 degrees the opposite way! >> reporter: new york and virginia rescuers dig six hours to find a boy and girl, tiki and sabrina, alive. [ cheers and applause ] pulled from beneath what had been a three-story house. >> you're all right. they're thirsty and they need food. that's about it. >> reporter: it wasn't the only thing people here had to celebrate on tuesday. the arrival of u.s. marines choppering into the capital was met with cheers. they also air-lifted supplies from the "uss battan" to a coastal community that until now had seen little, if any, aid. the u.n. security council added an additional surge of troops to help, where people scavenge what they can. but it's not just the hungry getting anxious. relief groups also frustrated, unable to get their supplies here quickly enough. >> haiti wasn't built to accommodate the capacity of incoming people and equipment and materials that are coming into it ri
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Jan 13, 2010 4:30am EST
telescope in the western united states. astronomers are guessing it could be space junk or just a tiny asteroid. you never know. >> and now here's a look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 10,627 after falling 36 points on tuesday. the s&p dipped 10. and the nasdaq lost 30 points. >>> taking a look at overseas trading this morning, in tokyo, the nikkei fell 144 points, while in hong kong the hang seng tumbled 578 points. >>> earnings season is off to a rough start on wall street. a disappointing lead off report from alcoa has investors worried more companies will soon follow suit. alcoa shares tanked to their lowest levels since the market bottomed out last year. while the aluminummaker's net losses were down, overall sales fell short of estimates. >>> a surprise decision in china raise the bank's required rfsh level, sparking fears of pullback in chinese import demand. that sent caterpillar and new mining down 3%. president obama is about to slap a federal tax on the nation's bigest bank. >> the s.e.c. says the largest bank violated federal policy by hiding mer
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Jan 29, 2010 12:00pm EST
, the not -- that wherever divisions and differences may exist in washington, the united states of america stands united as one country. [applause] it is that same spirit of bipartisanship that made it possible for me to sign a defense contract into a reform bill that was co-sponsored by senator mccain and members of congress here today. we have stood together on behalf of our nation's veterans. together, we passed the largest increase in the va is budget in more than 40 years and supported health care reforms to provide better access and medical care for those who served in uniform. some of you also supported credit card bill of rights in support of compensation for those americans that are out of work. and some of you supported stopping tobacco companies from targeting kids come expanding opportunities for those who serve our country, and helping responsible homeowners stay in their homes. we have a track record of working together. it is possible. but as, john, as you mentioned, on some very big things, we have seen some party-line votes that i'm just going to be honest, were di
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